The Parent Trip: From High Heels and Parties to Highchairs and Potties [NOOK Book]

Overview

You know that Barbie you had when you were a kid--the pregnant one whose belly popped off like a battery cover, allowing you to remove the peanut-size plastic baby and then snap on a flat new front (sold separately)? Well, that s not exactly how it works...

Buckle up for a hilarious ride from conception and pregnancy through the first wild-eyed, miraculous months with a baby. In The Parent Trip: From High Heels and Parties to Highchairs and ...
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The Parent Trip: From High Heels and Parties to Highchairs and Potties

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Overview

You know that Barbie you had when you were a kid--the pregnant one whose belly popped off like a battery cover, allowing you to remove the peanut-size plastic baby and then snap on a flat new front (sold separately)? Well, that s not exactly how it works...

Buckle up for a hilarious ride from conception and pregnancy through the first wild-eyed, miraculous months with a baby. In The Parent Trip: From High Heels and Parties to Highchairs and Potties, internationally published author Jenna McCarthy holds nothing back and readers will devour every brutally honest word. Packed with insight, wit and hard-won wisdom, The Parent Trip delivers the message every fledgling parent longs to hear: You are not alone.

Thought-provoking sections include:

* This just in: They don't call it LABOR for nothing
* Why it's better to be you than Gwen Stefani
* Is my baby okay? A field guide to overreacting
* "Take me now, big guy!" and other things you won't be saying anytime soon

... and much, much more...
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Editorial Reviews

Editorial reviews
"Wildly funny, intimate and ever-so-honest. Trust me, you won't want this trip to end!" ~Cheryl Richardson, bestselling author

"Laugh-out-loud funny, touching and packed with indispensable tips, The Parent Trip is a must-read for new moms." ~Kathy Nenneker, Editor-in-Chief, New Parent magazine

"Clever and irreverent." ~Janet Evanovich, bestselling author

"As soon as your pregnancy test comes back positive, rush out to buy Jenna McCarthy s irreverent guide to modern-day
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012158604
  • Publisher: Bella Luna Press
  • Publication date: 2/2/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 184
  • Sales rank: 357,556
  • File size: 994 KB

Meet the Author

Jenna McCarthy is an internationally published writer, former radio personality and the author of several humorous parenting books. Her work has appeared in more than sixty magazines, on dozens of web sites and in several anthologies including the popular Chicken Soup series. Jenna's next book, IF IT WAS EASY THEY'D CALL THE WHOLE DAMN THING A HONEYMOON (Berkley Books, October 2011) is a practical guide to living with and loving the TV-addicted, listening-impaired, not-quite-handy man that you married. Visit her online at www.jennamccarthy.com.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 19, 2013

    Sorry, I just didn't care for it.  Kind of braggy, I guess I jus

    Sorry, I just didn't care for it.  Kind of braggy, I guess I just don't care for this particular author's voice and style.  She sounds like one of those mean moms

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  • Posted May 27, 2010

    A Must For All Moms and Dads!

    This book is beyond hysterical. Jenna tells it like it is, and her readers benefit from not only her sense of humor but her wonderful writing style. For people about to embark on the amazing journey of parenthood, this book will give you a glimpse of what is to come. For those of us that are already parents, you will be in stitches as you relive all of those painfully funny moments. Enjoy!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 27, 2010

    Hilarious, Insightful,Empathetic

    I picked this up after listening to my wife laugh out loud to every chapter. I was ready for a "chick-book" sentimentality but was I ever wrong! The brutal honesty combined with intelligent humor make this a must read for parents of any age children. I too was laughing out loud. Jenna covers all the emotions as she takes us on a personal journey that is somehow universal to us all. Truly wonderful for the husband as well!

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  • Posted November 10, 2009

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    Funny, Honest, Entertaining and informative must read for pregnant and new mothers

    I absolutely love this book! I've never had a book make me laugh so much! It's so honest and dead on. I'm pregnant with my second child so I can relate to everything she writes about. Best of all, this author tells you what the other pregnancy and baby books don't and better yet, it's all from personal experience. Definetely a must read for pregnant and new mom's.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 19, 2008

    A Must Read for EVERY Parent

    I'll be honest. I was kind of tapped out on the plethora of parenting books out there however, when I stumbled across Jenna McCarthy's website and read excerpts from her book, The Parent Trip, I was doubling over in laughter. Something different, something frank, funny, and full of straight talk regarding the sometimes bumpy, but funny, road to parenting! I read each hilarious passage, literally howling with laughter and saying 'oh yeah, oh yeah!' And, I could totally relate to her ambivalence toward children, especially when she was younger. Not only is the book a laugh out loud riot, it offers invaluable information. For instance, I had no idea that it's not uncommon for many nursing mothers to have a 'under' and 'over' achiever. She also offers advice on selecting a sitter and what and what does not warrant a doctor visit. Most importantly, she knows what every parent knows deep down inside, sometimes the 'experts' are full of it! This author literally takes us on a journey--and this is where the book is like a parenting memoir--from her early days as a youth when the seeds of 'doubt' toward parenting were planted, to her first date with her future husband, who, coincidentally, is one of those guys who just love children, up until selecting a pre-school for her child. You walk away from this book feeling like your nicest, funniest, best 'mom' friend has just shared with you every little important morsel regarding parenting, and then some.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 22, 2008

    OUTSTANDING! FABULOUS READ!

    I simply loved this book. It was recently recommended to me by a friend from Denver with a pair of precious children. He said he learned a few things by reading it, so I took the dip. Well, I thought I knew everything there was about raising children, being a supposedly, seasoned veteran with two boys, ages 4 & 7. My pride has been hurt. . . . Buy this easy to read book. It'll bring a smile to your face.

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    Posted October 31, 2008

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